Florida Gov Pledges to Sign Medical Marijuana Bill Passed During Special Session

By | June 13, 2017

  • June 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    Agent says:
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    • June 14, 2017 at 10:54 am
      Sonny says:
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      Oh please- if you are that worried about it, we should put the tobacco and alcohol companies out of business. The cycle will more likely be opioid pills – marijuana – less overdoses and reduced medical expenses and less money for corrupt big pharma.

    • June 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm
      Ron says:
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      Agent,

      I will gladly take that over the government controlling my life. At least it is my decision, not that of some corrupt politician or bureaucrat.

      Let’s focus on more education, not more laws.

    • June 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm
      ExciteBiker says:
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      Reefer Madness!! That movie came out…what, nearly a hundred years ago?

      Recreational –> Meth? Are you smoking Crack? That’s a bunch of horse manure.

      It’s more like:
      Cannabis –> Snack food
      Prescription Opiates –> Heroin

      Also, states with medical and recreational cannabis show reduced rates of opiate addiction.

      The major money fighting against cannabis legalization are: Alcoholic Beverage industry, Tobacco industry, Pharmaceutical industry, Private prison industry, Prison guard unions, and DEA. In other words, all the people who stand to lose money.

      Whenever I’ve seen people do really dumb, dangerous stuff because of a narcotic that narcotic is always alcohol.

      The entire west coast plus Colorado and a number of other states have legalized cannabis entirely, and to my knowledge there haven’t been many problems there aside from huge increases in property values… not to mention every state that legalizes takes a huge chunk of money out of the hands of dangerous cartels and puts it into the legitimate economy. And that’s not even getting into the massive tax revenues that have been realized.

      This ought to be a staple Republican issue. Small government, personal responsibility. Plus it is pro law & order, since I don’t know any police officers that think policing cannabis is a good use of public resources or their time.

      • June 15, 2017 at 7:30 am
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        ‘Reefer Madness’ is not the only documentation of the adverse effects of pot use. Straw Man Argument.

    • June 15, 2017 at 9:35 am
      Yup says:
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      Well, anyone who goes from Meth to Cocaine is taking a step in the right direction. It’s sad that your outrageous slippery slope is so flawed you couldn’t even make the right progressions. Meth is much more volatile than cocaine. Stop talking out of your A$$. You have never made a logical statement and you continue to sound like a fool. (which I have no doubt that you are)

  • June 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm
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    Agent:

    You forgot one. Alcohol to Recreational. The Gateway hypothesis fails because drug use can always be traced back to alcohol.

    You must be old and or brainwashed. The Gateway Hypothesis simply could not be any more wrong, just like the FDA scheduling.

    You are greatly outnumbered. You Will lose. I will destroy you in debate on this subject. I invite you to take your best shot intellectually. Prepare to lose

    • June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am
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      “Old” doesn’t cover it- my peers of the mid and late 1960s are far louder and longer advocates of legalization. “Uninformed” is the nicest possible manner in which to categorize those still spouting the Nixxon drug policy.

      • June 15, 2017 at 7:53 am
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        Non-stoners are still capable of proper spelling of ‘Nixon’. Stoners; not so much.

    • June 15, 2017 at 7:32 am
      I Hit My Thumb With Thor's Hammer says:
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      The subject of the FL bill is ‘medicinal’. Don’t try to apply the law to all uses of pot.

    • June 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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      Love the reference, Heisenberg – how very appropriate for this discussion! Greatest show ever!

    • June 16, 2017 at 7:43 am
      RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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      You forgot another one; breathing air. The gateway hypothesis can be extended to ANYTHING someone wants, but it ISN’T a valid extension to show positive correlation if that correlation isn’t strong; i.e. breathing air also leads to NOT doing drugs more times than it does lead to drug use.

      Stick to explaining simpler concepts. No one here is going to be misled by your false logic.

    • June 16, 2017 at 7:45 am
      RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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      Your assertions that crashed and burned suggests you need to change your screen name to ‘Hindenburg’.

      • June 16, 2017 at 10:07 am
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        RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election,

        How is this not trolling?

        • June 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm
          RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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          b/c I replied to a #&@$ who said someone must be old and brainwashed.

          • June 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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            You took care of addressing that in your previous post. The second one is pure trolling.

          • June 16, 2017 at 3:10 pm
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            1st post was ignored so I repeated the thought behind it.

          • June 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm
            Confused says:
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            So if you don’t respond to an insult that means I can continue insulting you until you respond? I’m not trolling you then, right, I’m simply repeating myself until you stop ignoring me?

          • June 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            Go ahead and insult anyone to your heart’s content. It’ll just buttress what polite people think of you.

  • June 14, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    Morgan’s weakened version is better than nothing- barely.

    2018- regulateflorida.com/printpetition for fully recreational. I don’t need the government or christians telling me how to lead my life.

    • June 15, 2017 at 7:52 am
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      Great; move to a nation where recreational pot use is legal. Or, move to Colorado or Washington, where things are getting worse after their RU laws were enacted a short while ago. Ask long time citizens what they think of the RU laws now. Ready, steady, …. GO AWAY!

  • June 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    Medicinal use ONLY; good.
    Recreational use; bad.

    No smoking access is a sensible requirement because SECOND HAND SMOKE can easily harm people in a narrow radius of the medicinal user. Thus, it avoids harming many to help a few.

    The gateway drug theory is weak, but it holds in cases of people seeking greater highs who don’t have the will power to resist stepping up their mind altering drug use. So, medicinal use is the only way to avoid addictions to a drug worse than pot.

    • June 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      Yogi,
      Ever heard of edibles or vaporizers? There goes your second hand smoke argument. Not to mention, you can’t even smoke a cigarette in most places these days. How in the heck are you going to be able to smoke weed in those places? Your stretch argument here fails.

      Yes, gateway drug theory is weak, so let’s quit using it. Total BS. Or, as you’d probably call it, fake news.

      • June 15, 2017 at 7:00 am
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        I’ve heard of edibles and vaporizers, but THOSE weren’t the subject of my post.

        Pay attention in the future.

        You can’t smoke ANYTHING that might become second hand smoke because it’s a LAW in most, if not all, states. It’s a law as regards tobacco products because the action results in an offensive attack on other people with a proven carcinogen.

        The ‘marijuana as a gateway drug theory’ is NOT weak because you say so. There is not a 100% correlation between marijuana use and subsequent drug use, but that does not disprove the gateway effect for SOME people. Your lame attempt to persuade readers that you talk with authority on the matter is… humorous.

        • June 15, 2017 at 8:44 am
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          PolarBeaRepeal,

          YOU said that then gateway drug theory is weak.

          From your previous post, “The gateway drug theory is weak, but it holds in cases of people seeking greater highs who don’t have the will power to resist stepping up their mind altering drug use.”

          If your theory against recreational marijuana is that it may serve as a gateway drug for SOME people, then you must believe we need to get rid of anything that may harm SOME people. Does not sound like someone who truly believes in freedom, liberty and each person taking personal responsibility for their decisions. It sounds like you want the government to control the people and make the decisions for them.

          • June 16, 2017 at 7:48 am
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            Nope. That’s not a valid inference.

            Also; ‘getting rid of’ and ‘starting something’ are different actions.

          • June 16, 2017 at 7:49 am
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            Nope. Freedoms under the US Constitution are NOT unlimited.

          • June 16, 2017 at 8:21 am
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            Marijuana has not always been illegal, so that eliminates your basis of opposing my point.

            Where in the Constitution does it state that the freedom to use a plant is limited?

          • June 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            The CURRENT ILLEGALITY is the status quo upon which I base my argument.

            Please pay attention to the discussion.

            Alcohol was legal, then illegal, now legal again. So, current status is ‘legal’.

            Pot use is only legal in a few stoner states; e.g. Washington and Colorado.

          • June 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm
            Ron says:
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            Are you saying that you are against making pot illegal again in the states where it is currently legal? Like it or not, based on the current trend, we are very likely to see marijuana legalized nationwide within the next 10 years.

            Interesting that you avoided the far more important question regarding the Constitution.

          • June 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            It is FEDERALLY illegal in ALL states. Dwell on that until you figure out my stance, and the stance of most adults.

        • June 15, 2017 at 9:42 am
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          “but that does not disprove the gateway effect for SOME people”

          You’re right.. It doesn’t disprove the gateway effect to the people who are ignorant and have no sense of logic. Also, to those who just downright refuse to believe any type of statistic that goes against their personal feelings.

          So, basically the gateway effect theory is only valid to the uneducated.. Like yourself.

          • June 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            I’d rather be thought of uneducated by someone who is stoned than be stoned.

          • June 16, 2017 at 9:41 am
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            “Excuse me Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, Carl Sagan, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs & Neil deGrasse Tyson. You all think I’m uneducated? I don’t care – you’re just a bunch of stoners!”

          • June 16, 2017 at 12:26 pm
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            Nope; they didn’t use the stronger form of pot. Hemp has a significantly different chemical composition. I told you this ONCE BEFORE, but, for some reason (stoned?), you’ve forgotten already. Print this reply and stick it on your PC, phone, or other text entry device for future reference.

          • June 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm
            Captain Planet says:
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            Yogi, Steve Jobs bragged about taking LSD. I highly doubt he was smoking some lesser form of pot. Please stick to subjects you at least have some knowledge to share. Your opinions on mary jane matters are flawed at best.

          • June 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            Fallacy of composition; one exception to the average does not change the average or the population.

          • June 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm
            Confused says:
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            “they didn’t use the stronger form of pot. Hemp has a significantly different chemical composition..”

            are you implying they didn’t smoke the ‘strong pot’, but they were actually smoking hemp trying to get high???

          • June 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm
            RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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            Were you alive then to witness them smoking stuff?

            If not, we cannot cross-examine any witnesses for the reliability of their ‘stories’ of strong pot smoking.

          • June 19, 2017 at 8:52 am
            Captain Planet says:
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            Well, given that frame, you cannot argue they smoked weak stuff, either. But we all know 1 thing for certain. They smoked that plant.

      • June 15, 2017 at 7:43 am
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        Finally, your use of the phrase ‘Total BS’ is hyperbole at best. If all you have to support and buttress your claims is hyperbole, you’re likely arguing on the wrong side of an issue.

  • June 19, 2017 at 6:49 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    With every pot article come a confused person or two, with a list of alleged pot smokers…. to prove something that isn’t clear. There are lists of non-smokers of pot who achieved great things. I’ll assume the pot smoker didn’t achieve great things while stoned. I’ll also assume they didn’t achieve throughout their entire life, especially later in life when smoking pot eroded their mental capacities…. as recent studies have credibly demonstrated. Finally, I’ll assume MANY geniuses were ruined BEFORE they achieved their potential; e.g. rock musicians who destroyed their minds and burned out, starting with pot and working up to stronger, more damaging drugs.

    • June 19, 2017 at 8:54 am
      Captain Planet says:
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      Wow, glad you used the word “assume” so much. We all know who we are dealing with and you couldn’t be more wrong in your assumptions.

    • June 19, 2017 at 4:19 pm
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      I used ‘assume’ frequently because some people posting here do that when they believe reports of ‘geniuses’ who smoked ‘pot’ (i.e.’hemp’) imply they can be geniuses while stoned.

      • June 20, 2017 at 11:31 am
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        i agree that anyone who smokes hemp trying to get high (or claims that hemp can be smoked to get a “lower” type of high than they’d get from smoking pot) should not be considered a genius.

  • June 19, 2017 at 1:35 pm
    RiceSusan Hacked the 2012 Election says:
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    Reminder: the article topic is MEDICINAL marijuana.

    Confine your comments accordingly.

    • June 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm
      Ron says:
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      Agent was the first to mention recreational.

      Direct your criticisms accordingly.

      Also, you were engaging in the discussion regarding recreational use. Hypocrite!

      • June 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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        ‘recreational use’ was in reply to those who went off topic.



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